Merrill, Amy

Written by David Green.

Amy Lynn Merrill, 34, of Blissfield, Mich., died July 13, 2012, at her home. 

She was born March 19, 1979, in Toledo, Ohio, to Terry Roop and Robin Angus.  Amy was employed by Maxitrol Corporation in Blissfield. She was a member of Blissfield Baptist Church and was known as a loving mother who devoted her life to her children and her extended family. She enjoyed making people smile and was a great listener. 

Amy is survived by her father and step-mother, Terry (and Stephanie) Roop of Henderson, Col.; her mother and step-father, Robin (and David) McCowan of Morenci, Mich.; three sons, Brendan and Cameron Merrill and Blake Roop, all of Blissfield; three sisters, Jessica (and Nate) Bugbee of Adrian, Mich., Stephanie Burrow of Jasper, Mich., and Taylor Roop of Henderson, Col.; two step-brothers, Michael Lynn Attaway of Denton, Texas, and Brian (and Mandy) McCowan of Lyons, Ohio; two step-sisters, Sabrina Sawyer of Delta, Ohio, and Davina Shields of Morenci; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lisa Gritzmaker; niece, Abbigail Michelle Gritzmaker; grandmothers, Florence (and Herb) Linke and Norma Wueller; grandfathers, Joe Angus and Robert Roop; and great-grandmother, Goldie Wueller.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Blissfield Baptist Church, with Pastor Tom Frantz officiating.  Private graveside services will follow at a later date. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Blissfield Baptist Church. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the “Merrill-Roop Benefit Fund” through the Blissfield State Bank, 204 E. Jefferson St., P.O. Box 40, Blissfield, MI  49228, or sent to the Blissfield Baptist Church in her memory.

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